Primera Division preview: Can Cobresal edge out victory against O'Higgins?

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Competition: Chile Primera Division
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio El Cobre (18000 seats)

This is match day, this is Primera Division and this is Cobresal - O'Higgins. Get our full preview!

Insights:
  • Cobresal have the most points from losing position (10) in Primera Division
  • O'Higgins have the fewest scored goals (1) away in Primera Division

O'Higgins have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1000 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

Both sides have had plentiful rest since their previous exertion in an official match. Let's wish for an enthusiastic fixture!

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Cobresal form and stats

Cobresal have collected 8 points from their Primera Division home games so far after 2-2-2.

The home supporters saw a 0-0 draw versus Everton last time out and are looking for a win here.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Union Espanola that finished 2-2.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Cobresal have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 15 games) they have won six times, drawn five and lost four.

Cobresal has scored 8 league goals at home this season, in 6 matches. Cobresal have conceded 7 in these home matches.

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O'Higgins form and stats

1-1-3 is the win-draw-loss statistic for O'Higgins, who have the fewest scored goals (1) away in Primera Division, in their Primera Division matches away.

O'Higgins's last game was the home draw against Union Espanola (2-2).

Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Antofagasta's place.

O'Higgins are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, six draws and four defeats. From a total of 13 matches.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from O'Higgins's away games in the league this season with only 1 goal from 5 matches. As opposed to that, O'Higgins have seen the ball go into their own net 7 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's five Cobresal victories, three draws and two O'Higgins wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less. The matches between these sides have had a tendency to be rough and physical, having seen 6 sending-offs from the last ten duels.

Top Goalscorers

CobresalG. Lezcano
G. Lezcano
7 goals
CobresalC. Mesías Sepúlveda
C. Mesías Sepúlveda
3 goals
O'HigginsP. Hernández
P. Hernández
3 goals

Cobresal missing players

O'Higgins missing players

Cobresal O'Higgins
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
12 6 1 Played P 2 5 12
5 2 0 Won W 1 1 5
3 2 1 Drew D 0 1 4
4 2 0 Lost L 1 3 3
17 8 0 Scored S 1 1 14
14 7 0 Conceded C 1 7 14
92% 83% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 80% 92%
67% 67% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 20% 58%
50% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 20% 50%
33% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 25%
17% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 8%
58% 67% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 42%
25% 17% 100% Clean Sheets C S 50% 40% 33%
25% 33% 100% Failed to Score F T 50% 80% 33%
 
5.2 7 11 Corners for (avg) C F 3 3.2 3.6
3.6 2.7 3 Corners against (avg) C A 7 5.8 5.6
3.2 3.3 5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 3
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
15.6 19 21 Shots (avg) S ( 8.5 8 9.5
6.2 6.7 7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 3.6 4
23% 20% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 10% 6% 29%
 
11.1 10.5 12 Shots against (avg) S A 15 12.8 11.2
3.6 3.7 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 5.6 3.9
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Cobresal have scored at least twice as many goals at home as O'Higgins have scored away.
  • Cobresal have the most points from losing position (10) in Primera Division
  • Cobresal have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Cobresal have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • O'Higgins have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • O'Higgins have the fewest scored goals (1) away in Primera Division

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Colo-Colo 12 7 3 2 24 9 5 4 1 0 13 3 7 3 2 2 11 6 15 24
2 Nublense 12 6 4 2 18 10 6 4 2 0 13 5 6 2 2 2 5 5 8 22
3 Union Espanola 12 6 4 2 15 12 6 3 3 0 8 5 6 3 1 2 7 7 3 22
4 Huachipato 12 6 2 4 11 12 5 4 0 1 7 4 7 2 2 3 4 8 -1 20
5 Curico Unido 12 5 4 3 20 9 6 3 1 2 12 3 6 2 3 1 8 6 11 19
6 O'Higgins 12 5 4 3 14 14 7 4 3 0 13 7 5 1 1 3 1 7 0 19
7 Cobresal 12 5 3 4 17 14 6 2 2 2 8 7 6 3 1 2 9 7 3 18
8 Palestino 12 3 7 2 10 14 6 3 2 1 6 8 6 0 5 1 4 6 -4 16
9 Everton 12 3 6 3 10 9 5 1 3 1 3 2 7 2 3 2 7 7 1 15
10 Universidad Chile 12 4 2 6 15 17 6 3 2 1 7 3 6 1 0 5 8 14 -2 14
11 Audax Italiano 12 3 4 5 12 14 6 2 1 3 7 8 6 1 3 2 5 6 -2 13
12 Universidad Catolica 12 4 1 7 13 21 6 3 1 2 6 6 6 1 0 5 7 15 -8 13
13 Coquimbo Unido 12 3 3 6 16 20 7 3 1 3 12 12 5 0 2 3 4 8 -4 12
14 Union La Calera 12 2 6 4 7 14 7 2 3 2 5 7 5 0 3 2 2 7 -7 12
15 Antofagasta 12 2 4 6 10 13 6 1 3 2 3 4 6 1 1 4 7 9 -3 10
16 La Serena 12 2 3 7 15 25 6 0 2 4 7 13 6 2 1 3 8 12 -10 9

Read more about Primera Division

The Chilean Primera División is the top level league of the football pyramid in Chile. It is also known as the Campeonato AFP PlanVital, a sponsorship name. The league has 16 teams playing a season from February to December, split into Apertura (“opening”) and Clausura (“closing”) tournaments.